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First lady promotes community service
The Las Vegas Sun / The Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2009

Posted on 03/17/2009 3:02:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

First lady Michelle Obama says community service isn't "just an escape for the wealthy," and that it can help do for young people what it did for her husband. She says it helped set Barack Obama on a path to being elected president.

Mrs. Obama on Tuesday continued her effort to encourage volunteerism by visiting more than 100 disadvantaged youths who came to the National Mall to begin building a "green" house for a Texas family whose mobile home was destroyed by a hurricane.

The students participate in YouthBuild, a nationwide program in which poor 16-to 24-year-olds work toward their high school diplomas or equivalents while learning job skills as they build affordable housing for the homeless and the poor.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho2009; bho44; communityservice; flotusmichelle; michelleobama; obama; socialism; volunteerism
Did she hand out red scarves to all the youth present?
1 posted on 03/17/2009 3:02:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Around here we get an orange vest that says “Jackson County Sheriff’s department” on the back.


2 posted on 03/17/2009 3:06:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The little books aren’t printed....yet.


3 posted on 03/17/2009 3:06:50 PM PDT by unkus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder how much “community service” she did? No, membership in Acorn and the Black Panthers does not count.


4 posted on 03/17/2009 3:08:46 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
First lady promotes community service

I wish she would encourage her thuggish socialist-in-chief husband to do the entire world community a service and resign.

5 posted on 03/17/2009 3:09:27 PM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
encourage volunteerism by visiting more than 100 disadvantaged youths who came to the National Mall to begin building a "green" house for a Texas family whose mobile home was destroyed by a hurricane

Why on Earth are they building a house on the National Mall? That area is certainly not zoned for residential construction.

6 posted on 03/17/2009 3:09:40 PM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Best I can tell is that it may have gotten him to the presidency (unlikely), but it did not give him any common sense, or, brains for that matter....


7 posted on 03/17/2009 3:10:11 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I must have missed the information regarding volunteerism Barak did during high school and college.


8 posted on 03/17/2009 3:10:19 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Computer says No..... Carole Beer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So they are not really volunteering their time out of the goodness of their hearts. It quid pro quo: Free labor for job skills.


9 posted on 03/17/2009 3:10:33 PM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t she get $300k per year for her community service job?


10 posted on 03/17/2009 3:11:05 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Obamanomics="Trickle-up Poverty")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
community service isn't "just an escape for the wealthy,"

Slavery ain't just for the rich - poor folk should try it too!

11 posted on 03/17/2009 3:11:18 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
16-to 24-year-olds work toward their high school diplomas or equivalents while learning job skills as they build affordable housing for the homeless and the poor.

Because everybody knows you can never have too many empty houses you can't sell.
12 posted on 03/17/2009 3:11:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"just an escape for the wealthy,"

My kids will be shocked to find out they really did grow up wealthy! They've done service most of their lives. What an idiot our 1st lady is...does she think before she speaks?

13 posted on 03/17/2009 3:12:18 PM PDT by zlala (Victimology: The most money goes to the biggest victim.)
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To: FoxInSocks

It sounds like they built a mobile or modular home there and shipped it to the family in Texas. Why didn’t they build it closer to the family? Oh, yeah, that wouldn’t make for a good photo opportunity with Aunt Esther...


14 posted on 03/17/2009 3:13:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father-Gysgt/Comm. Chief, USMC WWII, Korea 1925-2002)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They had community youth groups in the TV movie series "V". Michelle could have a new career in acting.
15 posted on 03/17/2009 3:15:20 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Community service isn't "just an escape for the wealthy?"

REALLY, Michelle? /s

16 posted on 03/17/2009 3:16:25 PM PDT by Miss Behave (When seconds count, the cops take minutes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Psrt of “Community Service” is to support the churches and not for profits in your ‘hood.

Now, let’s see, what percentage of their income did they donate to charity, while she was earning mega bucks??

??Does it round up to .01%??

Total hippocrat RAT scum!


17 posted on 03/17/2009 3:17:19 PM PDT by aShepard (Maybe 12/6 is the time to launch a constitutional amendment that lays out POTUS requirements!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First lady Michelle Obama says community service isn’t “just an escape for the wealthy,”

no, it’s what you do when you’re punished


18 posted on 03/17/2009 3:21:18 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: unkus
Yeah they are..... they're blue

http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Obama-Editors-History-Company/dp/0978736842 customers who also bought this book also purchased

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by Mao Tse-Tung.

NO, I don't need a sarc tag. Sad.

19 posted on 03/17/2009 3:25:50 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GOP_Lady
Speaking of Aunt Esther

Was this her St. Patrick's Day look?

20 posted on 03/17/2009 3:30:12 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (Mr. Obama, your agenda is not new, it is not change, it is not hope...... Rush)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s an interesting tidbit, which I’m sure won’t impress the Obamas or their comrades. Wal-Mart is one the biggest corporate supporters of YouthBuild - providing a $5 million grant in May 2008.

http://walmartstores.com/FactsNews/NewsRoom/8319.aspx


21 posted on 03/17/2009 3:31:11 PM PDT by NotSoSilentButler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

22 posted on 03/17/2009 3:33:04 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Neverforget01

I dig those pants and shoes. (Yeah, right).


23 posted on 03/17/2009 3:33:13 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"just an escape for the wealthy"

Has anyone seen people with such hatred for the wealthy? Not to worry Michelle, your husband is eradicating wealth. We'll all be poor soon.

24 posted on 03/17/2009 3:34:04 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (Mr. Obama, your agenda is not new, it is not change, it is not hope...... Rush)
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To: GOP_Lady

Maybe she borrowed Barack’s pants; they sure don’t fit her!


25 posted on 03/17/2009 3:35:36 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (Mr. Obama, your agenda is not new, it is not change, it is not hope...... Rush)
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To: Neverforget01

I’m usually not catty — but this is a “what not to wear” moment. She needs Staci and Clinton from the show to do an intervention!


26 posted on 03/17/2009 3:35:37 PM PDT by BelleAl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone give that woman a piece of fish to go with all the chips on her shoulder.


27 posted on 03/17/2009 3:37:51 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: BelleAl
Oh join the club! We've been having a blast being catty. The fawning over Michelle's “iconic” fashion sense is worth a few chuckles a day. These days those chuckles are precious.
28 posted on 03/17/2009 3:38:51 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (Mr. Obama, your agenda is not new, it is not change, it is not hope...... Rush)
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To: Churchillspirit

LOL, Churchill. Her “smug” is always showing, isn’t it?


29 posted on 03/17/2009 3:43:09 PM PDT by Miss Behave (When seconds count, the cops take minutes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kinda hard to convince my kids not to be like those people in the orange vests picking up trash when they have to do it too.

And I have no doubt community service can be a good thing. I just refuse to have the government tell me that my children HAVE to.

This is obviously a big push since Michelle is propagandizing for it.


30 posted on 03/17/2009 3:47:54 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess Freedom and Liberty are overrated.


31 posted on 03/17/2009 3:53:06 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: Neverforget01

“You fish eyed old fool! Where’s the beer?”


32 posted on 03/17/2009 4:02:51 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are her chiren signed up yet?


33 posted on 03/17/2009 4:30:07 PM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: Neverforget01

She was tring to stretch a size 14 pants over size 20 thighs.


34 posted on 03/17/2009 5:53:58 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: Neverforget01; Tax-chick; GOP_Lady; BelleAl; sheik yerbouty
Was this her St. Patrick's Day look?

Well it *does* look like a potato.

35 posted on 03/17/2009 6:07:55 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The absolute worst thing to happen would be for people to go into volunteering with a motive other than doing this because they want to.

I began volunteer work a year ago and there were so many positive, kind people there because they sincerely had the heart to dedicate themselves.


36 posted on 03/17/2009 6:24:28 PM PDT by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: Ezekiel

Doesn’t she have a mirror? That’s a disgraceful outfit.


37 posted on 03/17/2009 6:51:33 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Ezekiel

She’s the picture of fugliness..


38 posted on 03/17/2009 9:50:56 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Neverforget01
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39 posted on 03/17/2009 9:53:38 PM PDT by 1035rep ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Neverforget01

This is just step 1 of Obama’s All Volunteer Army. (The one you won’t have any choice in joining.) If you think our “Yout” are dumb and brainwashed now, wait until they come out of a three-year stint in Obama’s Brown Shirts. They’/ll be thoroughly trained to turn in Mom and Dad if they say anything against against The Annointed One.


40 posted on 03/18/2009 8:47:24 AM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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